FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: March 16, 2016
Contact: Sean Lynch
Michigan ACTE Unifies with National Career and Technical Education Association
Alexandria, VA – The national Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) congratulates the Michigan Association for Career and Technical Education (MI-ACTE) on its decision to formally unify with the national organization. Through the leadership of MI-ACTE President Dr. Brian Pyles and its Board of Directors, the state-based association successfully refreshed its governance structure and affiliated itself with the national body to the benefit of career and technical education (CTE) professionals throughout the state.
Because of the decision to unify, MI-ACTE members can also now concurrently join both their state and national professional membership associations. In doing so, MI-ACTE has secured access for its members to the national association’s extensive professional development resources, public policy advocacy and leadership opportunities, as well as a stronger voice in the national conversation on CTE and education.
“ACTE’s Board of Directors and I are proud to welcome Michigan ACTE to our national community,” said ACTE Executive Director LeAnn Wilson. “By connecting Michigan’s efforts with those from other states through our national organization, we can work together to ensure every student has access to CTE that will prepare them for college and career success.”
MI-ACTE’s move comes after a successful series of moves to strengthen their state association, from developing a more effective organizational constitution and set of bylaws, building a diverse and knowledgeable board and reevaluating its public communications strategies.
“Transitioning Michigan ACTE to officially affiliate and unify with our national partners will foster collaboration and further promote the work underway in our great state. We are looking forward to ACTE’s support to ensure that our members receive unparalleled opportunities as professionals and supporters of the CTE community,” said Dr. Pyles.
About Us: The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE represents the community of CTE professionals, including educators, administrators, researchers, guidance counselors and others at all levels of education. ACTE is committed to excellence in providing advocacy, public awareness and access to resources, professional development and leadership opportunities.